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New Padre Eric Hosmer to miss opening spring games

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) San Diego Padres manager Andy Green says newly acquired first baseman Eric Hosmer won't play in at least the first two spring games.

The Padres open their spring schedule against the Mariners on Friday before visiting the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. The Padres visit the Angels on Sunday.

Hosmer agreed late Monday to a $144 million, eight-year contract. His first workout with the team was Tuesday.

Green said eight pitchers are scheduled to get work Friday, including Tom Wilhelmsen, who will be facing his former team.

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Updated February 22, 2018

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